Thursday, March 29, 2007

True Notebooks

by Mark Salzman

Quickie recap: Mark "volunteers" to "teach" writing at a facility for youth offenders, most of whom are being tried as adults for murder. He is surprised 2 ways, first that he can come not just to sympathize with, but actually like the kids he teaches, and second that they really can write.

Quickie review: Some of the writing is truly astonishing, but it's the relationships that prove to be most eye-opening.

Quickie recommendation: It deserves to be read.

1 comment:

Lolly said...

I think I'd like this book. I remember liking his book, "The Soloist."